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Oldest MEP & veteran politician Manolis Glezos resigns from European Parliament

Veteran politician of the Greek Left and WWII resistance fighter Manolis Glezos, 92, has reportedly submitted his resignation to the European Parliament. In a statement uploaded in his Movement of Active Citizens website, Glezos said that he is resigning from the EP and that his resignation will come into forces as of July 8th 2015.
Right after his election in 2014, Manolis Glezos had announced that he would hold the mandate for one year only.
He had said that does not use airplanes and he was concerned about the many traveling between Athens and Brussels.
He will be replaced by Yiannis Millios, 62, Professor of Political Economy and the History of Economic Thought at the Athens University. Chief economic adviser at SYRIZA until March 2015.

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3 comments

  1. A big loss for Greece and all the peoples of Europe. He was a great voice in the EP. Hope he still has the strength to keep heping the political struggle back in Greece.
    My feeling is that after the last 5 months of “dances in the halls of the institutions” the next stage of the crisis will return to the Greek streets.

  2. No disrespect to Manolis Glezos at 92 that he could be bothered is marvelous.
    But hey, a salery is bread on the table.

    • keeptalkinggreece

      you have no idea what you’re talking about as you miss 80 years of Greek history.